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Why 2022 is only the beginning for AI regulation

Did you miss a session at the Data Summit? Watch On-Demand Here. As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology to communicate, attend school, do our work, buy groceries and more, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) play a bigger role in our lives. Living through the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown…


With $9.3M in fresh funding, Zestworld plans a newsletter service for creator-owned comics – TechCrunch

The comics world has seemingly been waiting for a digital revolution since the birth of the internet. Launched in 2007, ComiXology has come the closest to delivering such a play to the medium, so naturally, Amazon went and purchased the service and messed it up. Its most recent offering left subscribers in the lurch, finally…


White House warns of possible Russian cyberstrike on US critical infrastructure

Enlarge / US Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger speaking during a March 21 White House daily press briefing. The Biden administration on Monday warned that it believes Russian state hackers may step up a cyber offensive that targets US organizations, particularly organizations in the private sector providing critical infrastructure….


Zero Trust – The Silver Lining to Cloud Cyber Attacks

The recent increase in the severity and sophistication of cyberattacks in recent years may just signal an essential, albeit overdue, turning point in cybersecurity. The clamor by security practitioners concerning the securing of cloud technology by use of technology like Zero Trust by enterprises and organizations has never been louder, and it’s not hard to…


Lawsuit prompts Grubhub to add disclosures about hidden fees – TechCrunch

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced today that his office filed a lawsuit against Grubhub for “misleading District residents and taking advantage of local restaurants to boost its own profits.” The lawsuit alleges that Grubhub violated D.C.’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) in eight different ways, which mostly center on false advertising. The filing…


Talkspace-owned Lasting launches new ‘Parenting Guide’ app, its latest self-guided advice service – TechCrunch

Lasting, which is owned by mobile therapy company Talkspace, has launched a new app aimed at parents. The app, which is called Parenting Guide from Lasting, is designed to help parents become more confident in their approach to raising children. The company says the app gives parents and caregivers access to resources to raise healthy…


Luminar acquisition brings high-performance laser capabilities in-house – TechCrunch

Luminar, a company that builds vision-based lidar and machine perception technologies for autonomous vehicles, is acquiring high-performance laser manufacturer Freedom Photonics on Monday. The move is Luminar’s latest to vertically integrate core lidar components to bring more accurate, lower-cost products to market. “The deal is signed and expected to close in the second quarter, and…


Tala founder on the fintech’s fundraising success and creating an equitable financial system – TechCrunch

Found Live is back again with Shivani Siroya, CEO and founder of Tala, a fintech company that works with underestimated communities to build a financial system that works for everyone. While working at the UN, Siroya was working to understand progress out of poverty and discovered you need to understand where the money is being…


China’s EV upstarts are building their own investment powerhouses – TechCrunch

The investment game going after automotive startups is getting more competitive in China with not only established venture capital firms joining the fray but also industry veterans. Two mobility-focused funds that recently closed new rounds have the backing of the country’s leading electric carmaking upstarts. Rockets Capital, a brand new venture- and growth-stage investment vehicle,…


Behold, a password phishing site that can trick even savvy users

Getty Images When we teach people how to avoid falling victim to phishing sites, we usually advise closely inspecting the address bar to make sure it does contain HTTPS and that it doesn’t contain suspicious domains such as google.evildomain.com or substitute letters such as g00gle.com. But what if someone found a way to phish passwords using…